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Olympic Day, Olympic Values and Sport for All Abilities

Eli Wolff | Posted 08.24.2014 | Sports
Eli Wolff

While Sport for All does promote an inclusive message, an important dimension seems to be missing from the Sport for All mission that lies at the core purpose of Olympic Day and Sport for All -- all abilities.

The Republican Party Can Learn from al-Maliki's Mistakes

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Numerous observers and actors alike in the conflict blame al-Maliki's refusal to form a coalition government, composed of multiple sectors and factions within the country, for the ongoing existential crisis.

Michelle Obama and the Flip Side of Brown v. Board

Jeffrey Ann Goudie | Posted 08.23.2014 | Education
Jeffrey Ann Goudie

Although the landmark decision achieved integrated student bodies in some schools, like Topeka's, it resulted in a huge loss -- the alarming forced displacement of black teachers. The consequences of that loss have lasted, and the current national picture is bleak.

Elegy for Things We've Lost

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 08.19.2014 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

Sadly, I feel that as a community we've lost something precious. Societal changes have swept away anti-gay laws in a lot of places in our country, and marriage equality is a reality -- or soon will be -- in many states. Yet what price did we pay to make that happen?

Congress, Banking and the Politics of Diversity

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 08.19.2014 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

There is plenty of evidence that the subprime crash from which we are still recovering stemmed in large part from predatory loans marketed to communities of color, while regulators simply weren't paying attention to what happened in those communities.

The Moment Is NOW for Professional Sports to Ban LGBT Discrimination

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 08.18.2014 | Sports
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Professional sports commissioners and team owners should follow President Obama's lead and ban LGBT discrimination on the field and in the locker room, in boardrooms and contracting, among fans and employees -- and they should do it now, in this national month of Gay Pride.

The Corporate Diversity Charade

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

The dirty little secret of corporate America and the practice of diversity is that 25 years after establishing "diversity" offices, most companies have not developed a mature understanding of how diversity can contribute to their bottom lines.

Messing with Success

Elissa Stein | Posted 08.16.2014 | Education
Elissa Stein

For many within the system, as well as to those looking in from the outside, New York City's specialized high schools represent the very best of what the city has to offer students and families.

Google's Dark Ages Diversity Strategy Fails

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 08.16.2014 | Business
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Americans are rightly dismayed that Google, one of our most iconic technology companies, has possibly the worst "diversity" employment record of any Fortune 500 company.

Trends, Individuality and Belonging Part I: 5 Stars and Algorithms

Cosmin Gheorghe | Posted 08.12.2014 | Technology
Cosmin Gheorghe

It might look like a non-issue for many of you, but for an 11 years old this is a crucial matter: how do I deal with the fact that my personal choice is invalidated by the opinion of the masses?

Our Schools Truly Can Be Racially Diverse

Karim Camara | Posted 08.11.2014 | Education
Karim Camara

We can present a real cause for optimism that we can realize the promise of Brown v. Board of Education in our lifetime: In the past few years we have started a pair of Hebrew-language charter schools in Harlem and Brooklyn that have quietly and quickly become two of the most integrated public elementary schools in the city.

Thank you, Full Employment Caucus!

Laura Barrett | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Laura Barrett

In January, U.S. Rep. John Conyers and 7 other Congress members created the Full Employment Caucus with the goal of creating more than 24 million jobs...

"The Most Diverse Wedding Ever"

Deborah Plummer | Posted 08.11.2014 | Weddings
Deborah Plummer

As a Chinese American and Jewish American couple, Jeremy and Rhoni join more than 5.3 million Americans in interracial marriage. However, it was not that fact that warranted the "most diverse wedding ever" title for me.

Meet Ali Ghahremani - An American Dream Story

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 08.11.2014 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

Now he was facing the challenge of his lifetime -- new house, new child, very limited resources and a brand new business. Failure was not an option.

Searching for Reasons Behind Segregation at Berkeley High

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.10.2014 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Sophie Varon At 8:17 a.m. in the courtyard of Berkeley High School -- four minutes before the first bell rings -- students of all racial, ethni...

Let's Redefine Beauty, Radically

Miriam Ava | Posted 08.09.2014 | Style
Miriam Ava

We are the electric life force that traverses the universe. We are the magic we silently yearn for but don't dare to embrace fully, always... because we've been taught by the ancient, ongoing ping-pong of society and media to desire what they tell us... because we've been conditioned to be afraid to speak up and stand out.

'Sesame Street' Partners With Autism Speaks: Why Are Autistic People Upset?

Michelle Sutton | Posted 08.09.2014 | Impact
Michelle Sutton

Sesame Street is really good at promoting diversity. The reason my friends are upset is not that Sesame Street wants to focus on autism -- it is that Autism Speaks is involved. And I think they have a point.

The Troubling Rise of Thoughtcrime on College Campuses

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.09.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

I wish I could have expressed surprise at the Class of 2014's immature reaction to the possibility of hearing conservative opinions at their commencement addresses last month; but my own college experiences taught me otherwise.

A Troublesome Controversy

Pete Shanks | Posted 08.09.2014 | Science
Pete Shanks

As Nicholas Wade's new book demonstrates, the category error that confuses human genetic variation with socially constructed race remains all too common.

Producer Doreen Spicer on Playground Politix

Jeff Rivera | Posted 08.08.2014 | Entertainment
Jeff Rivera

If you have a family, most likely you've seen some of the programs she's been involved with. And though she's been a writer behind-the-scenes for deca...

Urban Outfitters' Resistance to Diversity Is as Outdated as Bobby Socks and Parachute Pants

Denise L. Nappier | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Denise L. Nappier

Visit an Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie or Free People clothing store, and you're likely to think, "They know their market." Yet Urban Outfitters, which owns all three stores, has leaders who are so out of touch that for years they have refused to have a policy to even consider having women and minorities on its board of directors.

LOOK: The Timeless Beauty Of Daily Life In Myanmar

Amanda Golden | Posted 06.04.2014 | World

Welcome to Daily Life! Each week HuffPost World will transport you to one of the corners of the Earth through images that expose the beauty and traged...

Does Diversity Matter Outside of TV Ads for Bruce Rauner?

Robert T. Starks | Posted 08.04.2014 | Chicago
Robert T. Starks

I've been watching, with great interest, Bruce Rauner's TV ads -- view here and here -- and it certainly creates the impression that he places a high value on diversity. Several African-Americans, Latinos and women appear in the ads.

Will New Orleans Reach Its Post-Katrina Potential?

Joah Spearman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Style
Joah Spearman

Pre-Katrina New Orleans was not amongst the cities catering to young creatives and entrepreneurs, but post-Katrina New Orleans is just the place for young creative, entrepreneurial types like me. Does the city fully accept this?

CEOs Talk, Dreamers Listen

Valerie Frankel | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Valerie Frankel

During day one at C2MTL in Montreal, "a business conference somewhere between genius and insanity," several multi-milionaires delivered TED-Talk style inspirational speeches to the aspiring moguls in the audience.